15 Kdramas With Evil Male Leads
Here, We're talking about the evil male leads that have their own background music that just sends shivers down our spines. Read the full article to know who all made it through the list.
Korean drama antagonists make every story even more interesting—we live for their crazy antics and revenge plans.
Especially if the evil male lead is also a sociopath it makes things even more interesting.
While most of them stress the hell out of us, there are those that are just plain horrifying.
We're talking about the evil male leads that have their own background music that just sends shivers down our spines.
1. Vincenzo's Jang Joon Woo
Don't be fooled by his comical, English-speaking character: Jang Jun Woo wouldn't even bat an eyelash and will immediately kill you once you disobey or anger him.
He really doesn't care about anything or anyone as long as he gets what he wants.
At first, he appeared to be a bumbling lawyer from the Wusang firm company who had comedic traits and seemed to work closely with Hong Cha-young.
However, it was soon revealed that he is actually the de-facto leader and supreme chairman of the nefarious Babel Pharmaceuticals Group.
Furthermore, his real name is Han-Seok Jang, and he is the true mastermind behind all the illicit activities that Babel Group had perpetrated in Korea.
He is also the older brother of Chairman Jang Han-Seo, who is externally known as the official chairman of Babel Group at the time.
2. Itaewon Class's Chairman Jang
There's something with the surname "Jang" when it comes to villains. This antagonist from Itaewon Class is someone who is very common to see in real life.
CEO of food company Jangga Group. In his years of experience leading Jangga, he develops a strong belief in power and authority as a means to achieve his goals.
He meets Sae-Ro-Yi when the latter has a fight with his son Geun-won in high school and expects him to kneel as a submission of his power.
He always wants to be number one, will do anything to bring others down, and not feel any regret.
Plus, his way of raising his equally evil son is by teaching him his immoral ways. Remember when he casually broke that chicken's neck in front of Jang Geun Won?
3. My Name's Do Gang-Jae
A former member of Dongcheon, he swears revenge against the organization after getting expelled for trying to rape Jiwoo when he lost to her in a match.
One of the most memorable scenes from Netflix's “My Name” is the many encounters between the main character, Yoon Ji Woo, and one of the ruthless gang members, Do Gang Jae.
He assaulted Yoon Ji Woo, kidnapped and tortured her and her partner, and basically killed most characters throughout the series.
However, their scenes have developed Yoon Ji Woo’s character from the first episode to when everyone uncovered the truth.
Nevertheless, literally, everyone hates this scarred face villain, while others claim to be afraid of him.
Naturally, therefore, it means that the actor did a brilliant job in portraying his character.
4. The Penthouse's Joo Dan Tae
Baek Jun Ki is a sadistic, power-hungry, greedy and manipulative person. He is a non-basic character as a human being who shows the evil deeds that humans can do in the drama.
In addition, he is the most dangerous character in the drama, with an extremely violent tendency to lose his mind when he gets blood on his face, runs away like a zombie, and smacks the other person's neck.
When his anger reaches the extreme, he uses honorifics to others, and when he gets angrier, he speaks back and reveals his murderous intentions.
5. Mouse's Han Seo-Joon
He is an all-around handsome man with excellent speech, manners, and a good sense of humour.
He is always the first to be invited to TV broadcasts and lectures with a lot of followers.
When a woman he loved was killed by a robber during his study in England, he returned to Korea and met Ji-Eun while concentrating on his work.
He married Ji-Eun and had a child, and he was looking forward to the birth of "Blessings."
There were so many things that he wanted to do and dreamed of when "Blessings" was born.
But with the Headhunter serial murderer, his dream plan with "Blessings" was shattered.
Han Seo Joon is a genius psychopath serial killer. He's known as the infamous "Head Hunter"—a monstrous criminal who cuts off the heads of his victims.
It's later revealed that he did this because of his great plans of performing successful human brain transplants.
6. Strangers From Hell's Seo Moon Jo
Seo Moon Jo is Stranger's From Hell psychopath killer Seo Moon Jo is a charismatic dentist who works with Eden Dormitory.
He is loved by the people around him because he is kind and gentle. But he's a psychopathic killer.
And he makes things like bracelets and rings out of his victim's teeth. He works with other people at Eden Dormiarty and he is the leader of this group.
The student he trained killed a detective, who was unaware of him, and then Seo Moon Jo killed him.
And he makes Jung Woo his student. His goal is to make him a killer just like himself.
From the outside, he is calm, friendly, and charismatic and communicates well with people.
But he enjoys killing. So he's a psychopath and has a bad personality. He doesn't feel sorry for his victims.
7. Squid Games' Jang Deok-Su
Jang Deok-Su is a major antagonist in the first season of the South Korean Netflix series Squid Game.
He is a gangster boss in South Korea who decided to participate in Oh Il-nam's 2020 Squid Game in order to pay off the debts he owes to the mafia and to a Filipino casino.
He also is the archenemy of both Kang Sae-Byeok and Han Mi-Nyeo.
Deok-Su is a brutal and sadistic person who terrorizes other players, taking delight in specifically targeting weaker contestants.
Deok-Su is even more violent and evil than the Front Man who is controlling the games, as he lacks any redeeming qualities and is eager to get his hands dirty.
8. Happiness's Andrew
Andrew’s story is complicаted, аnd fаns аre left to wonder who or whаt he is. He is a sociopath who has no regard for human life.
Moreover, he portrays himself to be a kind and good person when in reality he kills people to enjoy himself.
The K-drama takes a turn when Andrew’s identity and part of his story are revealed.
Andrew’s reveal proves the infected residents are not the only evil in the building.
9. I Can Hear Your Voice's Min Joon Gook
Lee Jong Suk portrays Park Soo Ha in "I Hear Your Voice," while Lee Bo Young plays Hye Sung.
After witnessing his father's murder when he was younger, Soo Ha developed the unique ability to read people's minds.
He looks for Hye Sung, who was a crucial witness in the conviction of the murderer. Many years later, he eventually locates her and learns that she is a barrister.
Jung Woo In, a very skilled actor, portrays the eerie and cunning Min Joon Gook. Your spine will tingle at the unceasingly crooked smiles he offers the victims' families in the courtroom.
In prison for murder, he intends to carry out his plan to assassinate Hye Sung. He leaves his phone, which has a spooky ringtone, in the homes of the victims. You'll undoubtedly hear it while you're asleep.
10. The Girl Who Sees Smells, Kwon Jae
Tragically, the "barcode serial killer," a murderer known for leaving bar codes on his victims, kills Choi Eun Seol's family.
Detective Oh Jae Pyo is looking into this case, but his key witness, Choi Eun Seol, is in a coma after being struck by a car while attempting to flee the murderer.
Namgoong Min has the uncanny ability to exude an aura that can appear to be extremely ominous. In this particular series, his slow, rhythmic speech and intense gaze were enough to chill you to the bone.
In this drama, viewers are shocked to see Namgoong Min's dual personality because of how well he portrays a psychopath.
The dark side of Kwon Jae Hee was so shocking and deceptive that viewers probably weren't ready to see it, but once they did, they couldn't help but be terrified.
11. My Love From Another Star's Lee Jae Kyung
Asia as a whole was swept up in the "My Love From the Star" television series.
In this drama, Kim Soo Hyun portrays Do Min Jun, an alien with a grudge who falls in love with the conceited and outrageous actress Chun Song Yi.
It's a heartbreaking but epic romance because the two initially despise one another but eventually start to feel something for one another.
Let's face it, Shin Sung Rok does a great job portraying a villain. It can be utterly terrifying when he adopts his crooked facial expressions, as it was in "My Love From The Star."
Lee Jae Kyung, played by Shin Sung Rok, is a sociopath who is attempting to intimidate Song Yi and possibly kill her. He is practically waiting to hurt Song Yi at every turn.
He is tenacious, passionate, and ready to go to any lengths to achieve his goals—in this case, seeing Song Yi suffer. On a small screen, his presence and gaze are unforgettably terrifying.
12. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon's, Kim Jang Hyun
In the show "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon," Park Bo Young plays an aspiring game developer who was endowed with superhuman strength.
A game company CEO named Ahn Min Hyuk, who is in need of a bodyguard, is introduced to her. In the end, he hires Do Bong Soon and gives her the opportunity to create a game while she works for him.
In this particular series, the crime plot was entirely at odds with how we felt while watching the two main actors.
The villain made us feel uneasy and gruesome, whereas Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik made us feel like butterflies and rainbows.
In his role as a kidnapper, Jang Mi Kwan would kidnap women and lock them up in jail cells in his underground lair.
In addition, he wore a hideous mask that was extremely unsettling. Jang Mi Kwan performed flawlessly in his debut role, which was also his own!
13. Save Me's, Baek Jung Ki
Im Sang Mi's father's failed business forced Im Sang Mi and her family to relocate to a small town. She is uneasy about the town because she has no friends and finds that it is quite different from her previous home.
The spiritual advisor at their neighbourhood church, Baek Jung Gi, quickly wins over her family's affection. Sang Mi and her new friends swiftly come to the conclusion that Jung Gi is not to be trusted.
The villains who are subtle and not overtly evil have the greatest psychological impact.
As a religious figure, Baek Jung Gi gives the impression that he can be trusted, but his control over the locals through manipulation and brainwashing is abhorrent.
He exploits the weak and even tries to marry off young women while saying it's for a higher good. He is charming and charismatic, which only serves to increase how creepy he is.
14. Flower Of Evil's Baek Hee Sung
Moon Chae Won and Lee Joon Gi both star in the suspenseful drama "Flower of Evil." Baek Hee Sung, the character he plays, is a loving father to a young girl and a model husband.
Although he appears to be perfect, he actually leads a life that is filled with murder, lies, and deceit. Detective Cha Ji Won, his wife, is currently conducting a cat-and-mouse search that will ultimately identify her husband as the main suspect.
You'll love the mystery/thriller element of the plot, but you'll also love how fantastic our main characters are at acting.
This was the case with Kim Ji Hoon as Baek Hee Sung when the antagonist was revealed to be the last person you would have expected to be a villain.
He is a serial killer who exhibits a striking lack of emotional and cognitive control.
To put it mildly, it is extremely disturbing that he even relies on and manipulates his parents to assist him in committing crimes and making mistakes.
It was enough to give one nightmare when Baek Hee Sung visited Cha Ji Won's house with the intention of killing her.
15. Gap Dong's Ryu Tae Oh
Ha Moo Yeom, a detective whose father was once suspected of being involved in a murder case, is portrayed by Yoon Sang Hyun.
Gap Dong was a well-known serial killer when Moo Yeom was younger, and as an adult, Moo Yeom decides to try to catch the killer once and for all.
When he begins to suspect Gap Dong may be deceased, fresh information emerges that leads him to believe otherwise.
Ryu Tae Oh was perfectly portrayed by Lee Joon.
The lack of feelings he experienced while seeking out his prey and the contented expression on his face when he killed them was, to put it mildly, alarming.
With his eerie eyes and sinister grin, Lee Joon was able to capture the villain so perfectly.
And how can we forget the extremely spooky joker makeup and attire? Terrifying!
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